August 23, 2014
Telecom companies are scrambling to introduce prepaid mobile phone SIM cards for foreign visitors ahead of an anticipated surge of tourists for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.
August 15, 2014
Sanwa Supply Inc. has marketed a portable device that doubles the zooming capacity of a smartphone camera.
August 01, 2014
Sony Corp. reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit on July 31 as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from selling buildings ...
June 25, 2014
NTT Communications Corp. on June 25 introduced a mobile phone SIM card for foreign visitors to Japan that will provide up to 100 megabytes of daily data traffic over a two-week ...
June 18, 2014
Toyota Motor Corp. said June 18 that it will introduce this summer a new vehicular telecommunications service along with compatible navigation systems and smartphone apps.
June 11, 2014
NTT Docomo Inc. said June 10 that it has developed a prototype of the world's first SIM-based authentication device that can wirelessly activate compatible smartphones or...
May 30, 2014
Buffalo Inc. has developed a portable hard disk drive for smartphones and tablets, which generally have insufficient storage capacity for large files such as videos.
May 13, 2014
Apple Inc., the maker of iPhone handsets, held nearly 50 percent of the domestic market for smartphones in fiscal 2013 through March, MM Research Institute Ltd., a market...
April 29, 2014
Cute "moe" characters have long been a major trend in anime and video games in Japan, and the latest craze is the free online card game "Kantai Collection," which features...
April 16, 2014
HO CHI MINH CITY--As the Vietnamese government invests in information technology education, the country's rapidly growing pool of talent is attracting notice from Japanese...
April 07, 2014
The land ministry said it plans to relax regulations from this summer that prevent passengers from using electronic devices during take-offs and landings.
February 27, 2014
Users of the popular “Line” free call and messaging app will soon be able to make cheap calls to cellphone and landline numbers, the operator of the service said Feb. 26.
January 27, 2014
SEOUL--LG Electronics Inc. is forecasting lower earnings from its mobile business this quarter and risks from swings in Latin American currencies after posting an unexpected...
January 27, 2014
SEOUL--Samsung Electronics Co. has signed an agreement with Google Inc. to cross-license their patents, reducing the risk of costly legal disputes over intellectual property...
January 20, 2014
In response to the recent boom among fans who visit real-life locations featured in their favorite anime works, DIP Corp. is preparing an upcoming release of a "Seichi Junrei...
January 16, 2014
An animated adaptation of "Magica Wars" is scheduled to hit small screens in April 2014.
January 13, 2014
BEIJING--Chinese smartphone makers have been gobbling up market share on a global scale.
December 05, 2013
TOYAMA--Authorities here teamed up with Shobunsha Publications Inc. to develop a smartphone app for English-speaking tourists to help guide them to the prefecture's top...
December 03, 2013
KOBE--People visiting sites in Kobe's Nagata Ward that were rebuilt after the Great Hanshin Earthquake can now use a smartphone app to virtually go back in time and see the...
November 26, 2013
More than 300 million people have used Line since the free call and messaging app first became available in June 2011, the operator of the application said Nov. 25.